NPR reveals remarkable stories of valor, bravery, and survival from the deadliest conflict in history with this vast panorama of interview, memories, and first person accounts from fronts in Europe, the Pacific, and at home. Harrowing, heartbreaking and deeply personal, this collection offers an intimate, engaging way to learn more about the war that changed the world.
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"Strongly recommended as a supplement to textbook representations of World War." (Library Journal)
"This three-hour set is filled with the stories that bring history to life, the actual memories of real men and women. This is what history is all about, not a bunch of names and dates in a stuffy old textbook, but real people telling their own stories. Nobody does this kind of work better than NPR." (Audiobook Heaven)
"The well-selected stories take advantage of the fact that radio was the dominant news media of the period, splicing contemporary material with modern narration and nostalgic interviews." (AudioFile)
Variety, riveting, and a bit random
I had thought it would be more archived historical radio, but instead it featured a great many contemporary voices looking back at their experiences in the Second World War.
I really enjoyed the story of the WASP pilots.
This isn't a book that could be made into a film as it is a series of radio stories.
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